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- n. The hour after midnight, when witches and other supernatural beings were thought to be active, and to which bad luck was ascribed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The middle of the night, especially midnight.
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The witching hour approaches, “When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out / Contagion.”